Terry Biddulph retires from career but not service to the community

Terry Biddulph retires from career but not service to the community

TERRY BIDDULPH

A soft spoken, intelligent man with a big heart, Terry Biddulph, recently retired after 35 successful years in the banking industry. He concluded his long career as senior vice president of corporate banking/business development for Sabadell United Bank.

While he catered to the needs of the professional and legal communities as a bank liaison for attorneys, law firms, bar associations and the judiciary, he also volunteered his time to the underserved.

A longtime Coral Gables Rotarian, Terry Biddulph’s work ethic has followed Rotary’s Four Way Test: Is it the truth? Is it Fair to all concerned? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? With that work ethic and a caring and generous nature, he has earned the respect and admiration of all who know him.

Terry hails from Cleveland, OH, where he attended West Tech High School and then Cleveland State University, graduating from Spencerian College with a bachelor of science in business administration.

Following a tour of duty in the U.S. Coast Guard, he began his banking career and first became involved in non-profit work in 1974 through a foster care program. That was the beginning of years of doing pro bono work for special community programs for the disadvantaged. Among the list of organizations in which he has served are the Women’s Fund, Safe Space, Foster Care, Alliance for Aging, the Guardianship Program of Dade County, Mothers Voices, YMCA/Court Cares, and Habitat for Humanity.

Over the years Biddulph received multiple honors for his community involvement and has been honored by several bar associations receiving various special awards including The Lawyers Banker, Friend of Lawyers, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Service, Legal Aid Pro Bono/Put Something Back and the Distinguished Service Award from the Dade County Bar Association.

Terry is a longtime member of St. Louis Catholic Church.

Now that he has retired, he will have the opportunity to share more of his time and talent with the community as well as enjoy hobbies such as golf, biking, walking, and travel. Whatever Terry decides to do in this next phase of his life, you can be sure it will benefit our community and the underserved.


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Gloria Burns
A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2015-16 President's Best Member Award from the GFWC Coral Gables Woman's Club, 2012-13 CGWC Leadership Award, 2012-2013 Rotarian of the Year Award as RCCG Public Relations Chair and Fund raising Co-Chair, 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and honored by the City of Doral as one of their first recipients for the Doralian Women's Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where sings sings in the choir. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

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